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Sleightly Wacky


by B. Robert Pulver






Although the plot of this effect revolves around ghosts, it is not a Halloween effect per se and can be performed at any time of the year. 


The Effect:


A packet of cards is shown front and back.  A ghost is depicted on each card (the front of the ghost is on the front of each card and the back of the ghost is on the other side).  A spectator is given one of the ghost cards and instructed to scare the others away by saying “Boo.”  One by one, the ghosts get scared and vanish from the cards.  You state that the ghosts ran away because they are “chicken.”  You flip the packet over and reveal that every card now has a silly picture of a chicken on it.




Bonus effect: Missing Monarchs:


This variation utilizes regular cards for a more traditional presentation.



Disclaimer: This effect requires custom-printed gaff cards. Instructions are provided for making simple and inexpensive versions. However, knowledge of and experience in card-splitting and/or other techniques for creating/printing custom-made gaff cards are recommended if a professional quality card is desired.



.pdf only

(make your own cards)



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